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ALL ABOUT EVE
UK: Park Circus
Cast: Bette Davies, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Walter Hampden
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
UK: 138 mins
UK Certificate: U contains very mild sex references
UK Release Date: 30 November 2007 (Limited re-release - London, Edinburgh and key cities)
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davies). The cunning Eve manoeuvres her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this brilliantly scripted, acclaimed classic.
ALL ABOUT EVE won six Academy Awards and received the most nominations (fourteen in total) in film history. The film is also presented in a new frame-by-frame digital restoration.